Hardcover, cloth bound with dust jacket. Introduction by Hans Leip.
"Mit 84 blattgroßen Abbildungen nach Fotografien."
Rolf Tietgens came from a Hamburg patrician family. He attended the Hermann-Lietz-Schule Haubinda and Hermann Lietz-Schule Spiekeroog and began a commercial apprenticeship after his senior second, which he supplemented with an internship in the USA in 1933/34. There he saw exhibition fights of the Indians at the world exhibition A Century of Progress , got to know a chief son of the Sioux and made several trips to the Indian reservations, where he took a lot of photos. When he returned to Germany, he began a new phase of life as a photographer. He made friends with the painter Eduard Bargheer and met the photographer Herbert Listknow. In 1935 Tietgens moved to Berlin; There he trained at the Berlin Film School, where he also worked as a cameraman for the filming of the Olympic Games in 1936. ... Tietgens was able to publish some photos in magazines (for example, in 1935 in Der Cross section , in 1938 in the Kodak magazine Photographik ), but saw no career opportunities in National Socialist Germany and emigrated to New York in December 1938. In May 1939, 6,000 copies of his illustrated book Der Hafen with a foreword by Hans Leip were published by Ellermann Verlag in Hamburg . The external reason for the publication was the celebrations for the 750th anniversary of the Port of Hamburg. It “presents the port as an organism whose liveliness emerges in the rhythm of a working day as well as in the diverse close-ups of its technical organs such as ship propellers, material stores or cranes” and thus combines “documentary precision and advanced imagery”. https://second.wiki/wiki/rolf_tietgens
Publisher: Verlag Heinrich Ellermann
Size: 18 x 25 cm (approx.)